424 INDIGENOUS TBEES. a middle-sized tree which presents a very handsome appearance with. its large dull-red and yellow flowers, which open in February and March. The tree appears to be very rare and little known and I cannot trace it in any botanical work. There is one on the Shergarh and Kosi road, another at Barsana, and others near Dotana. I tried to rear it in my own garden, but the young trees died after I left. The name is obviously derived from the colour (MI) of the flowers, but natives take the word to be lariyari, ' quarrel- some,* and have a prejudice against it accordingly. j for Sanskrit madkuka, with allusion to the sweetness of its flowers j Bassza latifolia j scarce in the district. , Mimusops elengi, an evergreen tree with sweet-scented starshaped flowers, which are used for garlands ; whence the name, from mala, a * garland* and sara, a ' string.* , for Sanskrit nimba, Melia Indica, the tree which thrives better in the district than any other. CHAMBELI, otherwise called Bilayati Bakayan ; Millingtonia hortensis; a handsome, fast-growing tree with fragrant white flowers. $AUSiTH, Erythrina Indica, the Indian coral-tree. Its flowers, of a dazzling bright scarlet, make a fine show in March, before the new leaves appear. The name would seem to be a corruption of nava sapta, 16 ; with reference to the 16 modes of enhancing personal beauty ; as if they had all been exercised upon this beautiful tree. P^PEI, Ulmus integrifolia ; a large tree, bare of leaves in the cold weather. P^BAS-PrpAB, a name which probably means cthe Persian pipaU A tree found only at two places in this district, the Dhru-tila at Mathura and the ELhelan-baa at Mahi-ban. The flower closely resembles that of the cotton plant. There are avenues of it in some of the streets of Bombay. PASENBU, Diospyxos cordifolia ; a small tree with dense foliage, but considered an Tmlucky tree to take shade under ; very common in the raXhyas. It has an uneatable froit of unpleasant smell and bitter taste. PlLU, with the same name in Sanskrit ; Salvadora oleoides ; forms large woods in the Ghhati and Kosi parganas. A stunted misshapen-looking tree, generally with cracked or hollow trunk and exposed roots. It bears an eat- able fruit. PiLtfeHAN. Ficus cordifolia 5 a large tree rarely found in the district. It may be seen at Konai and in the Kokila-ban. It is common in the neigbourhood of Hari-dwar.